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The Programs

Nestled among northwest Connecticut’s pastoral Litchfield Hills,
the village of Norfolk has hosted the summer programs of the Yale School of Music
and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival since 1941.

“This summer was, by far, the best musical experience I’ve ever had! With the amazing faculty, eager students, and supportive audience one could hope for mothing more in six short weeks! My only complaint is that it was all over too soon!” —  [2007 Fellow]

Chamber Music Session
June 28 – August 9, 2020

An intensive six-week program, the Chamber Music Session is open to advanced individual instrumentalists as well as preformed piano trios, string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets. You will receive daily coaching with a world-class Faculty.

“Coachings were outstanding, and I loved that they would give additional coachings or lessons to groups they were not assigned to. All you have to do is ask, and they will be there!” —  [2016 Fellow]

Participants are accepted from around the world. All concerts are live streamed and recorded (audio and video). more information

“Overall, it was the best residential musical experience I have had.”
—  [2016 Fellow]


New Music Workshop
June 17 – June 26, 2020

A workshop focusing on equal collaboration between composers and performers under the supervision of distinguished resident composers and guest Artist-Faculty. All concerts are live streamed as well as audio and video recorded.
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Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop
August 9 – 16, 2020

This week-long workshop for advanced singers and choral conductors is directed by world-renowned choral conductor Simon Carrington. All workshop sessions as well as the final concert are audio and video recorded. The final concert is streamed live on our website.     more information

“The most pedagogically sound and well-designed, advanced conducting summer study program to be found in the United States. The choral component of providing and working with advanced, professional choral musicians and professional orchestra players from many different countries provided each conductor with professional conducting experience not found easily outside of doctoral degree programs…. Although difficult to audition for this program as a conductor and singer, the outcome is worth its weight in gold for any conductor wishing to improve and hone their skills in a supportive and highly skilled environment.” [2010 Fellow] —  [2016 Fellow]